Demand Justice for Murdered Elephant Conservationist

Target: John Pombe Magufuli, President of Tanzania

Goal: Find and prosecute those responsible for the murder of conservationist Wayne Lotter.

An elephant conservationist responsible for bringing the mastermind behind a major ivory smuggling ring to justice has been murdered in Tanzania. Wayne Lotter, co-founder of the PAMS Foundation, was gunned down by two unknown men who opened the door of his taxi on his way to the airport in Dar es Salaam. Lotter had faced numerous death threats ever since his organization began using intelligence-based approaches to track down ivory poachers and smugglers two years ago.

Lotter is credited with having brought down one of the most notorious smugglers, Yang Feng Glan, the so-called “Queen of Ivory” who ran a $2.6-million ivory smuggling operation. His organization was also responsible for the arrest of over 1,000 ivory poachers since 2014.

The efforts of this heroic conservationist must not be in vain. Tanzania is still Africa’s largest exporter of ivory, and the fact remains that over 66,000 elephants were shot and killed by poachers over the past decade. Lotter’s fight will continue with his organization, but his killers must be found and punished. Sign this petition to demand that the Tanzanian government use all available resources to ensure these gunmen are arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Magufuli,

I was saddened and shocked to hear of the senseless murder of Wayne Lotter, a respected wildlife conservationist. As you likely know, Lotter’s NGO organization, the PAMS Foundation, was responsible for tracking down the so-called “Queen of Ivory” Yang Feng Glan in 2014 and bringing an end to her massive smuggling ring. Lotter worked tirelessly to save the elephants of Tanzania, who are still threatened daily due to illegal poaching.

Lotter received numerous death threats as a result of his work and mission, and it is likely that his murder was connected with his crusade against poaching. Elephants and other conservationists alike will not be safe while Lotter’s killers remain at large. I urge you to do all in your power to see that they are brought to justice and given the harshest punishment possible under the law.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: M. Disdero

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9 Comments

  1. Wayne Lotters was a hero, and his murders must be found, prosecuted and recieve a prison sentence. No Elephants and Wildlife Conservationists be safe until Lotter’s killers are found!

  2. TRUE CHAMPION FOR THE ELEPHANTS, MUST FIND HIS KILLER AND EXECUTE IT NOW.

  3. Abdulrahman says:

    murderous should be brought to books

  4. Find Lotter’s killers and bring the vile murderers to justice. They deserve the severest punishment for this heinous murder of a good man.

  5. Stop & pursue this criminal rabble and this deformity  –  instantly!
    FOR ALL OF THESE INSANE AND INHUMANE BREED SOMEONE FORGOT MAIN THINGS IN HUMANES EDUCATION. WHO IS IT?
    ALL THAT  BARBARIC  MUD AND RESPONSIBLE  NONPERSONS  ARE SENSELESS FOR ALL OTHER TERRESTRIALS – RECYCLE THEM  TO ALLIGATORS, THE SINGLE MEANING OF THIS SCUM.
    It’s time hold all those responsible for authorizing and overseeing the implementation of torture against fellow EARTH inhabitants & creatures accountable. A special prosecutor is the most comprehensive way to do that.
    THE INHUMANE ASSHOLE – STYLE IS TO STOP!

  6. R.I.P. Dear Sweet Wayne Lotter. While your murder is nothing less than senseless and horrific, your contribution to our entire planet will not be forgotten. As for the scumbags who committed this heinous act, they will never see the beautiful afterlife that Dear Sweet Wayne is now experiencing. This man died a hero. His murderers will die as COWARDS !!!!!!!!!! – In the meantime I hope and pray that these MURDERERS are found, prosecuted … oh yeah, and given the Death Penalty.

  7. FIND THESE COWARDS AND EXECUTE THEM. PEOPLE ARE TOO DAMN LAZY AND ALWAYS WANT TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE A QUICK BUCK EVEN IF IT MEANS COMMITTING MURDER. I BELIEVE IN KARMA.

  8. Unlike Africa’s leaders, this gentleman will be remembered as a hero!
    Once again, Africa shown its true colors, and its failures!

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️?

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